Russian plane makes emergency landing leaving 23 injured

Published: 15 August 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
A Russian passenger jet that made an emergency landing in a field outside Moscow’s airport left 23 people injured, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

According to the report, the Ural Airline A321 that was carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven, collided with a flock of birds on Thursday.

The plane hit the birds as it took off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky, in Crimea.

In a statement online, the airline said that birds hit the engines of the aircraft, causing them to breakdown, due to which the pilot had to make an emergency landing.

According to WAM, 23 people including five children were taken to the hospital and everyone but one person were released.

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